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Reply 40 of 146, by bjwil1991

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Another weekend is upon us.

Friday: brother has dance tonight until 8pm; going to Dunham's for bowling bags.
Saturday: bowling, thrifting, and figuring out which items to buy to install a 3.3V regulator on my 486 motherboard (need 2 resistors, 2 SMD caps, and another thing that I cannot see that's behind the CPU socket.
Sunday: laundry day

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Reply 41 of 146, by bjwil1991

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Another weekend is upon us.

Friday: semi-thrifting and taking my car to the mechanic to get it looked at (stalls).
Saturday: my brother has bowling, thrifting, and enjoying the cooler weather by mowing the lawn and fixing the old wheelbarrow.
Sunday: are you ready for some American Football?! and laundry day.

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Reply 42 of 146, by Almoststew1990

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Tonight I am going out (like, "out out") which is unusual for me. It's not going great, and is not really my scene as you can tell by the fact I'm on Vogons! Tomorrow will probably be a quiet day, I'll set up a Slot 1 motherboard I got through the post today. Sunday I'll see my Dad who lives by the coast.

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Reply 43 of 146, by KCompRoom2000

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Here's what I have planned for this weekend:

Friday/Today: Thrifting and maybe some other things depending on how the day goes.
Saturday/Tomorrow: Watching some old British TV shows (Chef! and Classic Doctor Who) on PBS.
Sunday: Not sure yet, maybe I'll update this list depending on what happens on that day.

Reply 44 of 146, by oeuvre

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Thursday I asked my coworker if he wanted to have dinner Friday night. He said he'll text me. He never did.

Last week, I made plans for Saturday with someone and they said they'll get back to me to confirm. Asked about it a few days ago, no response. Asked again last night, nothing.

Nice luck right there.

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Reply 45 of 146, by badmojo

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Well that’s just rude on their part - shit happens, people get better offers or just plain can’t be bothered I guess, but there’s no excuse for leaving people hanging like that.

Better luck next time - I’ll have a beer with you when you’re over my way 😀

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Reply 46 of 146, by bjwil1991

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Another weekend, another adventure or headache:

Friday: going to Autozone to check the engine light and why it's on (and purchase MAF sensor cleaner, throttle and intake cleaner, and a new fuel cap*)
Saturday: bowling, thrifting, and working on my car to get rid of the stalling once and for all (does it once, not every time after changing the spark plugs, O2 sensor, fixing the exhaust, mostly, flushing and fixing the cooling system, and putting in a new thermostat**)
Sunday: laundry day and working on my mom's wheelbarrow

* current cap has cracks on the gasket, which can cause air to get into the tank
** now have heat and it feels good.

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Reply 47 of 146, by bjwil1991

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Another weekend, another headache or adventure:

Friday: planning on installing the new EVAP Canister Purge Solenoid in my car and fixing the Pentium OverDrive 83 and install it into my Packard Bell for testing
Saturday: bowling, thrifting, and getting a new wheel for the wheelbarrow (supposed to get a new one last week, but, bills set me back)
Sunday: watching football and laundry day

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Reply 48 of 146, by bjwil1991

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Welp, fixing the OverDrive didn't work.

This weekend plans:

Friday: camping
Saturday: camping
Sunday: watching football and doing laundry

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Reply 50 of 146, by bjwil1991

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oeuvre wrote:

do you do fantasy?

Nope. All of my friends do, but I don't since it's a waste of time for me. I just look at the point differentials for each team (points for vs against) and calculate the correct amount of percentage per team.

1 Win = 100%
1 Loss = 0%
1 Tie = 50%

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Reply 51 of 146, by Almoststew1990

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My weekend is going to be spent cleaning the house ruthlessly. Apparently this also means my computer / storage cupboard. I am taking immediate preventative measures like hiding a couple of graphics cards and building a bunch of PCs so I don't have cases and loose Components 😁

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Reply 52 of 146, by bjwil1991

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Friday: brother has dance night tonight
Saturday: brother has bowling, going thrifting, and possibly replace the power steering pump assembly (pump and reservoir) on my car
Sunday: laundry day

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Reply 53 of 146, by oeuvre

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Selling off some spare PC parts, mostly from my Skylake build. Have some other things like a ThinkStation S10 lying around trying to get rid of as well.

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Reply 54 of 146, by jxalex

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The forum, information search about counters and divide-by-N circuits.
Schematics, plans about soundcard development.

Current project: DOS ISA soundcard with 24bit/96Khz digital I/O, SB16 compatible switchable.
newly made SB-clone ...with 24bit and AES/EBU... join in development!

Reply 55 of 146, by bjwil1991

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Another weekend ahead of us:

Friday: cleaning out the rabbit cages outside and raking/blowing leaves (weather permitting)
Saturday: bowling, thrifting, and test driving my car around to make sure it doesn't stall
Sunday: laundry day and somewhat watching football

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Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to FX-8350
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Reply 56 of 146, by jxalex

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friday evening. the planned electricity blackout in a village for whole night. YES, it means clean hamradio reception.
saturday> continuing with linux releases as I need some tools for development and demoscene
sunday> motorcycle meditation, ISA expansion card research program next steps.

Current project: DOS ISA soundcard with 24bit/96Khz digital I/O, SB16 compatible switchable.
newly made SB-clone ...with 24bit and AES/EBU... join in development!

Reply 57 of 146, by badmojo

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Many many of my recent weekends have involved busily laying the bricks that resulted from the demolition of 2 chimneys in the back-half of our house (which we renovated). Both the wonky 90 year old bricks and my office worker body resisted the laying process every step of the way but the final brick went in a couple of weekends a go. I hired this monster brick saw which proved that you can argue with a brick if you have the right tools - this thing could shave off 10mm easy as you like and I still have all my fingers which is an added bonus.

With the paving done I can finally move on to retaining walls (made of lovely, forgiving, workable wood).

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Reply 58 of 146, by gandhig

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Friday evening: Travel to hometown to visit parents. And, Native Festivities...beckon!

Saturday: Spend Quality time with Family. Delve into troubleshooting the mouse capture issue in DOSBox under Ubuntu 18.10. Start working on migration of savestate patch to SVN r4168. Gear up for the festivities. Be prepared for things happening out of the blue...just in case.

Sunday: Ditto as Saturday.

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